CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG
It appears we were on to something back in October when we reported that Olympic diver Tom Daley was spotted hanging out with screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
Yesterday, the athlete made a big splash when he released a video announcing he was
gay in a relationship with another man. Since then, everyone’s been dying to know who the lucky man who convinced Daley to open up is.
“In spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and they made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great,” Daley said. “And that someone is a guy.”
According to E! News’ Marc Malkin, that special someone the 19-year-old Olympic bronze medalist mentioned is definitely 39-year-old Academy Award-winning screenwriter and LGBT activist Black.
We contacted Black, who just returned from screening Milk in St. Petersburg, Russia, for comment but haven’t yet received a response. If the rumors are indeed true, then we congratulate the sexy new couple. May your love blossom and grow this December.
Photo credit: E! News.
Ugh that boy could have any gay man on the planet. I’d marry him in a second. Hope this particular juvenile mistake doesn’t last too long.
I only worry for Daley because out here in West Hollywood, DLB has earned a reputation for preying on young, soft newbies — and leaving them shellshocked, bitter, and broken. These stories are not made up, it’s not hard to run into the “victims” of the so-called Velvet Mafia. DLB hasn’t racked up as many as Bryan Singer, but they’re out there.
However, unlike these boys Daley is famous in his own right — so hopefully he’s a little more savvy than your average 19-year-old. If anything, I see DLB getting a taste of his own medicine. Daley doesn’t need DLB’s influence or his money — that’s going to make this situation different, and hopefully better for them both.
@azpunky: Come on bro. A fling between an unknown British diver and screenwriter who won an Oscar four years ago is not going to be splashed across American newsstands.
This is fun tabloid story for gossipy media interest gays like us; the other 99% of America doesn’t know and doesn’t care.